HomeLatest NewsSen. Rick Scott Targets Campus Antisemitism Amidst Pro-Palestinian Uproar: A Battle for...

Sen. Rick Scott Targets Campus Antisemitism Amidst Pro-Palestinian Uproar: A Battle for Tolerance Ensues

Published on

Republicans in Congress are getting closer to acting against universities that allow antisemitism on campus to flourish. According to the Washington Examiner, Sen. Rick Scott (RFL) sent an open letter on Tuesday to university leaders threatening to reduce federal funding if they refused to address the antisemitism that is sweeping college campuses.

The House Republicans also plan to take action in response to the pro-Hamas protests at universities. Scott wrote that “many of these institutions, and their leadership, made administrative decisions which failed to prevent unlawful demonstrations and camps on campuses.” “Even worse, many institutions failed to take the appropriate actions to ensure the safety and security of Jewish students facing the threat of antisemitic verbal or physical attacks. This failure must not happen again.”

The senator said that the unrest on college campuses had “gone beyond the right to freedom of speech,” and they were “a lawless demonstration of support for terrorists and an incitement to violent acts against Israel and the Jewish People.”

The lawmaker cited an incident that occurred at Columbia University, where pro-Hamas militants “infiltrated” a building and “held hostage” a janitor while chanting: “We are Hamas.”

Scott said, “As a leader of your University, you must realize that, if you condone and support the chaos and lawlessness of pro-Hamas protesters on your Campus, knowing that they threaten the safety and wellbeing of Jewish students, then you are endorsing this.”

House Republicans are also vocal about their condemnation of pro-Hamas activities at universities. As noted, they have plans to deal with the issue.

Screenshot

House Republicans also announced a plan on Tuesday to combat this insanity. In a press release, Speaker Mike Johnson’s Office said that this effort will include examining federal funding and tax advantages of universities that permit such activities as well as crackdowns against foreign student visa holders who foster sympathy for terror groups in U.S. colleges.

The speaker referred to the “absolute chaos and lawlessness” on university and college campuses in America and related how he, along with some of his colleagues, went to Columbia to “meet with Jewish students and see this madness for ourselves.”

Johnson described the “antisemitic hatred” on campus as “appalling”, and told stories of “students living in fear due to pro-Hamas activists who have taken control.”

Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee (R-NC), also added her voice, saying “College isn’t a playground for playing-acting teenagers or a battlefield for radical activists.”

The GOP has proposed legislation to expand the definition of antisemitism, allowing the federal government to withhold funds from schools that allow anti-Jewish hatred to flourish.

She added, “Actions do have consequences.”

The summer semester is about to begin and university leaders are under pressure to act against antisemitic activities on campus. Jewish students are suing some universities for not protecting them against anti-Jewish violence. If Congress takes action, they could force universities to finally take this issue seriously.

Latest articles

President Biden’s Dog, Commander, Caught in Multiple Secret Service Biting Incidents Right Under His Nose

According to newly released records, President Biden was present at several incidents where his...

Gen Z Abandoning Biden: A Growing Trend Among Young Voters

In another worrying sign for Biden's reelection campaign, reports suggest that Gen Z (those...

Lady Maga Sparks Controversy at Pride Event with Candid Remarks on Palestine

You may have heard about Lady Maga. He is a drag performer and conservative...

DeSantis Shuts Down Concern-Mongering Reporter Over Florida’s Stand to Protect Children from Sex Changes

DeSantis has made it clear that he won't "turn over the destiny of our...

More like this

President Biden’s Dog, Commander, Caught in Multiple Secret Service Biting Incidents Right Under His Nose

According to newly released records, President Biden was present at several incidents where his...

Gen Z Abandoning Biden: A Growing Trend Among Young Voters

In another worrying sign for Biden's reelection campaign, reports suggest that Gen Z (those...

Lady Maga Sparks Controversy at Pride Event with Candid Remarks on Palestine

You may have heard about Lady Maga. He is a drag performer and conservative...